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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD FEATURES INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT REGATTA IN ANGPAO DESIGN FOR CNY 2024

Jan 16, 2024, Tuesday

KUCHING, 16th January 2024 – To usher in the Year of the Dragon, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) will showcase the iconic Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta (SIDBR) for its 2024 Chinese New Year ang pao packet design this year.

The dragon, being a symbol of strength, power, and good fortune in Chinese mythology, resonates with the SIDBR as the dragon’s spirited energy weaves into the hearts of the rowers with every beat of the drum, pushing them to row vigorously in unison, embodying the camaraderie that the dragon represents.

“Our SIDBR-inspired angpao design marks the seventh edition to STB’s angpao series which features elements unique to Sarawak. We look forward to creating new and truly Sarawakian angpao designs every year to make it a collectible while promoting Sarawak’s priceless biodiversity and heritage to the world,” STB Chief Executive Officer Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor said.

 

STB CNY Ang Pao 2024 design featuring the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta.

 

The limited 2024 ang pao packets will be available for collection at STB’s visitor information centres in Kuching, Sibu and Miri from 16th January 2024 onwards while stocks last.

The annual SIDBR is an internationally recognised event which sees local and foreign rowing teams competing in various categories to win coveted cash prizes and prestigious trophies on the Sarawak River’s serene waters.

The SIDBR is usually held at the end of October for male, female and mixed categories for different-sized crews. During SIDBR 2023, for the first time ever, the event welcomed two teams of paddlers that included members with physical disabilities.

A total of 60 teams from 20 countries took part in the recent SIDBR in October 2023. Among the countries participating were Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Spain, Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia. 

For more information about Sarawak tourism activities, log on to Sarawak Tourism Board’s website: https://sarawaktourism.com.

 

STB staff posing with STB CNY 2024 Angpao

 

 

 

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